Projects at Work
  • Knowledge-Sharing

    The Turkey Problem

    - by Adriana Beal (November 20, 2014)

    Sometimes success breeds failure. When project managers blindly apply old methods to new circumstances, they fall victim to the turkey problem. Assuming stability, they don't adapt new frameworks or solutions when warranted. Here are five ways to combine mastery and originality as you approach your next project.

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  • Professional Development

    Beyond a PM Mechanic

    - by Joseph Czarnecki, PMP (November 4, 2014)

    Project managers become project leaders when they go beyond the technical mechanics of assignments and actively focus on the link between execution and strategy. Interpreting, anticipating and leveraging are among six essential business skills that you can continuously develop to realize your full leadership potential.

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  • Agile

    What's Your Story?

    - by Sondra Ashmore, Kristin Runyan (October 8, 2014)

    Requirements in Agile environments are handled very differently than in projects following linear processes. In Scrum, requirements are collected and shared through user stories, which have a precise format that invites conversation and collaboration. Here are some examples and guidelines for writing effective user stories.

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The Learning Curve

- by Edward D. Hess (November 24, 2014)

Organizations can no longer depend on all-knowing leaders or better mousetraps to succeed. In today’s rapidly changing marketplace, the only way to develop and sustain a competitive advantage is to create a high-performance learning culture. Here are four fundamental steps to build it.



Always On the Clock

- by Andy Jordan (November 17, 2014)

Project leaders need to be aware that they are always being observed, that a few careless words have the potential to undermine years of good work. We might think that we would never show poor judgement, but we still occasionally act or speak without thinking, and that’s when we risk serious damage to our teams and reputations.






Kairo C: "This is a great article with great insights into the new PM market niche. Thank…" on Help Wanted: Digital PM
November 21, 2014

Ashok S: "A good article, some very good points to remember." on The Turkey Problem
November 20, 2014

Edward K: "Andy, Thanks for sharing this story, it is a terrific vignette on the ‘Project M…" on Always On the Clock
November 20, 2014

ashok d: "A good parable. A PM should never do loose talks!! Thank you and happy holida…" on Always On the Clock
November 20, 2014



Andy Jordan

President, Roffensian Consulting Inc.
Andy Jordan is a well known author and speaker on project management and…

Bart Gerardi

Sr. Technical Program Manager,
Bart has been an ecommerce program manager for 15 years, and can’t…

Dave Prior

Agile Consultant, BigVisible Solutions
Dave Prior, PMP, CST, MBA is an Agile Consultant for BigVisible where he…

Dan Patterson

CEO/Founder, Acumen
Globally recognized project analytics thought leader and software entrep…

Janis Rizzuto

Contributing Editor, ProjectsAtWork
Janis has been writing for ProjectsAtWork for more than a decade, starti…

Aaron Smith

Editorial Director,
Aaron has been the editor of ProjectsAtWork since 2001, leading its evol…


Foreign LEEDS

Posted by Dave Shirley

I’ve talked about Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) projects before, but only in the context of what is going in the United States.  However, some developing nations a...
Posted in: People, Planet, Profits & Projects


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